Tucked away inside a medieval building in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, these 9m high Corinthian style columns are nearly as old as the city itself. The Temple of Augustus dates back to the first century BC and was part of the Forum, at the centre of the Roman city of Barcino.
Unlike the majority of Roman buildings which were torn down and built on top of. The columns of the Temple of Augustus remained intact and were incorporated into the medieval buildings which were built around them.
During the first half of the twentieth century the Gothic building was purchased by the “Centre Excursionista de Catalunya” (Hiking Club of Catalonia) who gave Catalan architect Lluís Domènech the task of restoring the columns and constructing a courtyard to display them to the public.
C/ Paradís 10, Barcelona
How to get there:
The nearest metro stop is Jaume I on the green line (L4).
Bus routes: 17, 19, 40 and 45
Mondays 10 – 14h,
Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 19h
Sundays 10 – 20h
Public holidays 10 – 14h
Jan 1st, May 1st, June 24th and December 25th CLOSED
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